Brother and Sister

I made these two portraits at the request of a friend… Brother and Sister They are both on 8 x 10 inch Raymar art panels, and painted with acrylics. I LOVED seeing their adorable faces come to life. Working with portraits is so interesting, because you really do become attached to the faces that are…

Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses – 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas This painting ended up being quite a surprise…she took me on a bit of an adventure, until she ended up here, surrounded by flowers. She’s soft and feminine, and has curls swirling among the roses. I am a little smitten with this…

Portrait of Eliana

Portrait of Eliana – 11 x 14 inch mixed media portrait I am having such a great time with starting these monochromatic portraits…and then adding some color to them. In this one, there is a lot going on in that graffiti-type background, and that’s where the fun comes in while I work on these paintings.…

Portrait of Amelia

Portrait of Amelia – 11 x 14 inch mixed media on stretched canvas I am still loving the allure of black and white…loving that dramatic feeling it brings to these portraits. In this one, I added collage first after I painted the portrait, in the form of those smaller flowers. Those are napkins I found…

Portrait of Charlotte

Portrait of Charlotte – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas I am really enjoying working with a very simple palette lately, of black and white. I am exploring shapes of the face, shadows and highlighting…all with just two colors. I love vintage photographs, and have quite a collection, and that’s what inspired this…

Lady of Spain

Lady of Spain – 11 x 14 inch mixed media painting on stretched canvas There are some paintings that I work on, that seem to just flow onto the canvas easily. THIS was not one of them. I had quite a work out with this portrait, she started off as quite a different idea, and then…

Lotus Flowers

Lotus Flowers – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting on cradled art panel (SOLD, thank you!) In our portraits class, we are learning how to add hands to our portraits. I’ve painted hands before, but they are always a challenge. So I was interested in seeing how this one would go. I really loved everything about…